Osasuna star extends stay
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Osasuna have agreed a contract extension with midfielder Francisco Punal.Osasuna have agreed a contract extension with midfielder Francisco 'Patxi' Punal.
The influential 30-year-old, who is club captain at the El Sadar, was only tied to the Navarra-based outfit until the end of the current campaign, but has now consented to a new two-year deal which runs until June 30, 2008.
The news will be a big relief for Osasuna for whom Punal has developed into a key performer.
He is a virtual ever-present this term having made 15 league starts and has played a major role in the club's superb start to the league season.
Under the terms of the new contract Punal's release clause will remain at é¼12 million (£8 million).